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Domaine de Perreou 2005 ~ Cuvee du Vieux Chene (Credit Crunch Wine)

Date: Tue, Feb 24, 2009 Wine Tasting

A wine from Jean-Luc Petit & Christian Labatut of Domaine de Perreou (La Pelinguette 32800 Cazeneuve). Not a wine that hits the mark for me. I found the tannins rather bitter without any fruit notes to mellow them out. Young and tart on the palate and it left me feeling like I had acid indigestion after just [...]

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19th ANNUAL TASTE OF VAIL

Date: Tue, Feb 24, 2009 Wine Tasting

Vail, Colorado – More than 50 wineries will participate in the highly anticipated food and wine festival, Taste of Vail. Over four days in April, wine connoisseurs and budding aficionados will taste new varietals and learn from the winemakers themselves. Numerous educational seminars, entertaining dinners and the après ski wine tasting event will [...]

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Talking Biodynamics with Nicolas Joly - Part I

Date: Tue, Feb 24, 2009 Wine Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk is honored to be joined by Nicolas Joly, a champion of biodynamic farming practices and certifiable wine legend. Bookmark It

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Eclats d’Aromes 2006 ~ Cabernet Sauvignon

Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2009 Wine Tasting

A wine from Celliers des Terres de France (Nimes). This is a cracker of a ‘credit crunch’ plonk. Great deep rich ripe fruits flavours burst into the mouth with every sip. Good body and caramel chocolate notes rounded of with a little white pepper and spice. Excellent value for money and a wonderful winter wine. Cost = [...]

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Painting by E.Denis

Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2009 Wine Tasting

© http://www.denis-art.com E. Denis was born in 1971 in Byelorussia. He was the youngest child in the family and all his free time he spent painting. Denis’s first website was created in 2001 which exhibited his earlier paintings and church bells. After that he took part in many exhibitions in his home country and abroad: USA, [...]

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France, do not drink wine

Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2009 Wine Tasting

You may think the title alludes to some plastic shoe wearing alfalfa eating heath freak sprouting nonsense, but then you would be very wrong. In fact that is the advice now been given by Ministry of Health after a report by INCA (national cancer institute). Dominique Maraninchi the president of the INCA says even a [...]

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Yarra Valley’s vineyards

Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2009 Wine Tasting

Around 5% of the Yarra Valley’s vineyards have been destroyed in the recent Victoria bush fires many others have also suffered fire and smoke damage. The Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation state that good quality wines will still be produced in 2009. Yarra Valley Wine Growers Association say that 29 vineyards had been badly damages [...]

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Stainless Steel Wine Saver gift Set

Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2009 Wine Tasting

Product Description You’ll know your wine is preserved just by listening. With the sound of a simple click, the Vacu Vin stainless steel wine saver is a vacuum pump, which extracts the air from the opened bottle, clicks when you’ve reached optimum level and re-seals the wine bottle with a re-usable rubber stopper. The vacuum slows [...]

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Francois-Marie de Chefdebien 2005 ~ Corbieres

Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2009 Wine Tasting

Francois-Marie de Chefdebien is wine produced by Les Celliers de l’Aussou of Bizanet (Aude). Rich and plumy on the nose.It invades the palate with a heavy rich ripeness more normally found in a good Bordeaux. Excellent balance of deep fruit and mellow woody notes. At the price this is an excellent and adult wine, so [...]

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Château Larose Trintaudon

Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2009 Wine Tasting

Château Larose Trintaudon (Haut Medoc cru bourgeois superieur ) is the first French vineyard to be awarded a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) certificate. It was award because their efforts towards sustainable development. Bookmark It

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Selling Wine to France

Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2009 Wine Tasting

The importation of wine into France increased this year by 2.3% in volume and 8.3% in value. Leading imports include Spain (54%), Portugal (10.5%) and Italy (19%). Bookmark It

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Napa Cab Central: Beckstoffer’s To Kalon

Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2009 Wine Tasting

Aussie Rieslings can be enjoyable on release and some –even value wines under $15– can mature quite nicely. Learn about these wines with Harvey Steiman as he tastes a pair of Leasingham Bin 7 Rieslings, one from 2007 and the other from 2003 Bookmark It

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Michel Rolland on Bordeaux 2008

Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2009 Wine Tasting

World-renowned wine consultant Michel Rolland talks to decanter.com about the 2008 vintage in Bordeaux. Rolland was interviewed by Adam Lechmere at Chateau Smith Haut Lafite in February 2009. Bookmark It

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La Tentation (Brut)~ Salasar ~ Cremant de Limoux

Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2009 Wine Tasting

A fizzy wine from ETS Joseph SALASAR sa, 11260 CAMPAGNE SUR AUDE. I found this Brut Cremant de Limoux a bit dry for my tastes and a bit lacking in dept of flavours. A slight green apple in the middle and that’s about it. Not a very good Cremant de Limoux and poor value for money. Cost [...]

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